By Anne Rice
It’s the current day. Toby O’Dare—aka fortunate the Fox—is a freelance killer of underground reputation on task to kill as soon as again. He’s a soulless soul, a useless guy walking. His nightmarish international of lone and deadly missions is disrupted while a mysterious stranger, a seraph, bargains him an opportunity to save lots of instead of wreck lives. O’Dare, who some time past dreamt of being a clergyman, seizes his likelihood. Now he's carried again during the a while to thirteenth-century England, to darkish geographical regions the place accusations of formality homicide were made opposed to Jews, the place kids all of sudden die or disappear. during this primitive environment, O’Dare starts his perilous quest for salvation, a trip of threat and flight, loyalty and betrayal, selflessness and love.
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This man’s ill, sir,” I said immediately, pushing my tongue hard against the bite plate. ” “He’s dead, Lucky,” said the stranger. ” This was so utterly unexpected that I didn’t know what to do or to say. Yet no sooner had he spoken these words, than the voice in my head kicked in again. End it. Forget the gun and its inevitable sloppiness. You have another syringe in your pocket. Are you going to let yourself be caught? Your life’s Hell now. Think what it will be like in prison. The syringe. Do it now.
But they did have it almost right: I was nobody. I was a dead man walking around in a live body. And I did work for only one man, my boss, the one I called, in my heart of hearts, The Right Man. It simply never occurred to me to work for someone else. And nobody else could have sought me out for an assignment, and no one else ever would. The Right Man might have been the bearded God the Father, of the retablo, and I his bleeding son. The Holy Ghost was the spirit that bound us, because we were bound, that was certain, and I never thought past the commands of The Right Man.
Well, it could have been a hit in the Mission of San Juan Capistrano—that might have been worse—but even that wasn’t the place where I often lay down to sleep in peace. The Right Man always spoke to me lovingly and I suppose that’s the way I spoke to him. ” And that was … my room. I gave away nothing. But without making a sound I said an oath, I said a prayer. God, help me. Not that place. To put it in the simplest terms, a bad feeling came over me, a feeling of falling. The dumbest prayer of my old repertoire came back to me, the one that made me the angriest: Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide.
Angel Time: The Songs of the Seraphim, Book One by Anne Rice